Biochar Use on Golf Courses

March 20, 2019; 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

Golf courses around the world are facing increasing challenges related to water management and calls for increased environmental stewardship.  Biochar has been shown to help reduce the need for irrigation, improve drainage and mitigate compaction.  It can also reduce the need for fertilizers and fungicides which improves water quality.  Using biochar instead of peat moss can also provide for longer term solutions and improved carbon footprints for golf courses.

This webinar will outline the environmental and economic benefits of using biochar on golf courses and other managed turf applications. Award-winning golf course superintendent Dan Dinelli will outline his experiences with testing and deploying biochar on golf courses in the United States.

Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members

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Dan Dinelli, Presenter

Dan Dinelli is an award-winning Golf Course Superintendent for North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois where he is responsible for design, landscaping, agronomy, sustainability, environmental regulations, business operations and staff management. He supervises environmental management, soil biology, horticulture, arboriculture, landscape architecture, surface water hydrology, aquatic ecology, plant ecology and phytobiomass.

Dan graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Agronomy and Horticulture. He has received the President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship as well as many other Environmental awards.

Kathleen Draper, Moderator

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute. Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste. She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book “Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Planet”.

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